News stories of missing children trigger so many strong emotions in the public, and their tales rarely end as positively as Jaycee Duggard, whose kidnapping in 1991 and rescue 18 years later had the nation riveted. This account by the victim herself (according to the publisher the book was not ghostwritten) spares no upsetting detail, from her initial abduction at a school bus stop (witnessed by many people, including her stepfather), through her sexual abuse, pregnancies, raising her daughters while pretending to be their sister, and eventual rescue. Duggard continually stresses that she feels like a survivor, not a victim, and the book, while unblinkingly real, is ultimately uplifting.
- True Crime, Biography + Autobiography
- Women, Personal Memoirs, General
- February 14, 2013
- July 12, 2011
- Jaycee Dugard